A California teacher has been recorded on a Zoom call that challenges parents to “come to me” if they have a problem with the way she delivers her virtual classes.
Alissa Piro, a teacher at San Marcos High School, was caught hitting college students in a video later posted to a private Facebook group and shared on Twitter by an activist group calling for the full reopening of California schools.
The irritated educator complains that she is “sick of my stomach from parents trying to tell teachers how to do their job.”
She then tells a student that there is no need for a ‘white sorority’ because white people ‘already get everything’.
Her comments come at a time of heightened tensions between parents, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and teacher unions over delays toward a return to classroom learning.
A coalition of parents has filed suit against Newsom and six California school districts to ease COVID restrictions and return to physical classrooms.
Alissa Piro, a teacher at San Marcos High School, challenged parents who wanted to criticize her teaching methods to ‘come to me’
“ I am so sick with my stomach that parents are trying to tell teachers how to do their job, ” Piro said in the clip, which was later posted to a Facebook page of parents who were unhappy with the school’s ongoing shutdown. California.
The clips appear to have been shot by a student’s relative, showing Piro discussing the ongoing lockdown and school unions.
You hear a student ask, “Where is the white sorority?”.
Piro responds: ‘You don’t need a white student association, you get everything.’
The high school teacher then wails about parents who would dare to criticize her.
“If your parents want to talk to me about their profession and their views on their profession, I would love to hear from you,” she says.
But if your parent wants to come and talk to me about how I’m not working well enough in the field of distance learning based on what you need as an individual? Just challenge them to come to me.
“Because I’m so sick with my stomachs from parents trying to tell teachers how to do their job.”
Piro adds that teachers face unfair scrutiny from people who don’t understand their craft.
“I’ve never been to a doctor’s appointment and tried to tell my healthcare provider how to treat me,” she says.
‘You know why, because I don’t know about that. I did not get my medical degree. ‘
She apologizes and says, “Sorry, I’m leaving. This is my departure period. ‘
Gavin Newsom faces lawsuits and recall over his handling of California’s COVID-19 pandemic
Partial school reopenings began in March in schools such as Garfield Elementary School in Oakland. But several lawsuits are pending to force schools to fully reopen sooner
Fox news reported that the mother of one of Piro’s students showed the clips to principal Adam Dawson.
The station reported that Dawson had discovered that Piro’s behavior was “inexcusable,” but no further action was taken against her.
The director did not respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
According to her Linkedin page, Piro has been working at San Marcos Unified School District since August 2016.
San Marcos is an inland city about 40 miles north of San Diego.
Parents in California disagree with the state government and teachers about the reopening strategy.
After a year of virtual learning, there was intensive discussion about how to get students back to class.
A group of parents in North County, including northern San Diego and San Marcos, are suing the state for an unfair ban on reopening local school districts.
Last month, the state legislature approved a $ 6.6 billion funding package to help reopen personal education across the state, including personal protective equipment, ventilation upgrades, and COVID-19 testing.
But some parents criticized the package for allowing continuous homeschooling.
The City of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against its own Education Council to force them to issue a concrete plan to open public schools. It said the lockdowns were in favor of wealthy students, as private schools had already reopened, and violated their constitutional right to attend public schools.
Newsom faces a recall, largely due to criticism of its handling of the pandemic.